28 November 2018 01:15
Updated November 28, 2018 07:48
Soumate and Andrés Bello Catholic University submit a preliminary report on the city council elections, which will take place on December 9th.
The violation of the right to vote states in detail that the CNE did not publish the Preliminary Electoral Register within 30 days of the convocation of the trial, Act on Electoral Processes; the number of registered places and the updating of the electoral register has been made possible and the duration of the process did not allow at least 2 million young people to be eligible to register in the RE; of the 32 consecutive days, which according to the election calendar had a special day of registration and updating, the CNE worked 22 consecutive days, of which there were indeed 16 days because it did not work on weekends; only 38% of the parishes allowed, except that voters did not provide easy access and registration guarantees and the institutional campaign of the CNE regarding a special day that was inadequate and inaccurate by not having placed points and incorrectly setting the terms and conditions for registering young people under the age of 18.
As regards the violation of the right to be elected, he described that the CNE had adjusted twice the period set for the nominations, scheduled for October 2, when it was extended, first from 5 to 6 October and then until 9 September. of the month; published data on final applications with more than 15 days' delay in accordance with the timetable and did not submit pre-requests in time; nor did it allow citizens seeking post offices to act on their own initiative by failing to specify the detailed procedure in the guidelines or by allowing mechanisms to verify the signatures of the aid; CNE has canceled more than 40 opposition political organizations over the past two years due to the fact that they will not have to undergo repeated illegal validation processes and for reasons that are not taken into account in electoral regulations.
This electoral process did not mean that the appointment of those organizations that did not attend the May presidential and the CNE did not allow candidates to be replaced within ten days before the election of the councilors, acknowledges that the 2017 elections have violated the right of the parties he / she must replace the candidates during the statutory term.
The CNE called for elections without complying with the statutory procedure for the designation of districts, which stipulates that the National Assembly must approve the projections of the INE population and, in addition, the comparison of the 2018 elections with the 2013 elections shows that the CNE has changed the number of places to select and some areas that have changed the projection of the INE 2018 population.
During the exercise on November 11, the Inspector's Center carried out 148 citizens, and it was found that there were red spots in the pilot centers within 200 meters of the polling station and the use of a national identity card, as well as illegal election propaganda (outside the campaign period) and near the polling stations 78.2% of centers.